Fish Appetites Growing

  1. kbn

    kbn Valued Member Member

    Hi! My fishes appetites have grown greatly and suddenly and I don't know why. One day they were fine and the next day they were starving every time I passed by, u know how fish act when they're hungry.No changes at all except I fed them something new- White grubs you get in rice, but I haven't fed them those since. Water normal no change, nothing changed at all. And don't suggest that they're not hungry because I know it when they are.Thank you
     
  2. BReefer97

    BReefer97 Well Known Member Member

    Fish constantly search for food. Their main objective in life is to eat and breed. And yes, I’m going to tell you your fish are not hungry so here goes: your fish are not hungry!

    If you feed them once a day, they’re completely okay.
     
  3. Thunder_o_b

    Thunder_o_b Fishlore VIP Member

    What fish do you have and how old are they?
     


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    kbn

    kbn Valued Member Member

    I guess I would have said the same thing if I was you but believe me, they do seem hungrier than before. Thank you, anyway

    Iridescent shark,honey gourami, fancy goldfish and a calico goldfish
     
  5. JLeeM

    JLeeM Well Known Member Member

    If they're fairly new fish (1-3 months in your care) they might have finally realized that you are the "food bringer" and beg because of that. I have black skirt tetras in quarantine that do this as soon as I enter the room. They get fed 2 and sometimes 3 times a day. They're not hungry either, but they still beg.
     
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    kbn

    kbn Valued Member Member

    Well that'd be it. Thanx, I got them 6 months ago.
     
  7. JoeCamaro

    JoeCamaro Well Known Member Member

    I know what you mean. My fish seem hungrier now than before. I feed the same amount of food and they used to eat it and carry on with their lives. Now, they eat it and spend up to 15 minutes looking for food all over the tank, like desperately. That's a recent behaviour.
     
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    kbn

    kbn Valued Member Member

    Do you know why?
     
  9. JoeCamaro

    JoeCamaro Well Known Member Member

    Not really. I guess they have grown and have bigger appetites. Anyway I don't feed more because my fish are tiny so their stomachs are super tiny, I don't want to overfeed them.
     
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    kbn

    kbn Valued Member Member

    The extra food doesn't seen to be needed by them does it? Might be an evolutionary trait to grab as much food as you can and gobble it down before someone else does.Thanks
     
  11. JoeCamaro

    JoeCamaro Well Known Member Member

    They want it, but most likely
    Do they want it? Yes. Do they need it? Probably not. I do believe they eat as much as the can because in the wild they may not eat every day.